Pachyman | The Return of Pachyman

Pachyman | The Return of Pachyman

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Always a pleasure to hear new music from Pachyman and great to see this (his third) album get a well deserved widespread release via ATO Records. Twelve dub instrumentals lovingly produced the old fashioned way showcasing a nice variety of styles ranging from driving horns cut 'Ruben Durazo' to the dreamy cosmic 'Sunset Sound'. 

Here's what the label says:

ATO Records is thrilled to announce its newest signing Pachyman, the LA-based one-man dub band of multi-instrumentalist Pachy García, who will release his new album The Return of Pachyman on August 13.

García hails from San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he grew up immersed in the music of local reggae heroes Cultura Profética and classic Jamaican dub records from King Tubby and Scientist. After relocating to Los Angeles, he fell in with the weekly Echo Park reggae night Dub Club and began creating his own dub music, influenced by the Caribbean sounds of his youth, and recording guitar, bass, drums, and piano in his basement studio. García began to organically build an enthused following among the reggae community and was recently given the 2021 Discovery Award at this year’s Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC).

Today Pachyman shares the album’s first summery single “Big Energy” accompanied by a video showing him at work in his home studio. García started posting home performance videos at the beginning of the pandemic and got so many responses from people saying the clips cheered them up that he started seeing the goal of the project to radiate good energy and give his audience something to disconnect from the negativity of the world. García describes “Big Energy” as “Minimalism and repetition. A small moment to reflect about the space between music and listener while the rhythm instruments sparsely introduce themselves. The perfect send off track to the beginning of an adventure. A palette cleanser if you will. An ode to Scientist and Roots Radics, the perfect combination.”

1. Big Energy
2. Champion Sound
3. Destroy The Empire
4. Sunset Sound
5. Strictly Vibes
6. Ruben Durazo
7. Midcity Rockers
8. Roots Train
9. Foundation Sound
10. Space Station
11. Dub Fellowship
12. El Benson